Parent Resources

In the state of North Carolina, anyone who suspects  a child has been abused or neglected is mandated to report the suspected abuse.  Find reporting information HERE.

Wake Network of Care is a resource directory providing comprehensive information on services and organizations in Wake County, as well as a Learning Center dedicated to topics on health and well-being.

Resources on Child Abuse and Trauma

Information About Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience

Information About Postpartum Mental Health

Safety Tips

General Parenting Tips

Information on Dealing with the Pandemic and Its Impact On Our Lives

Parenting and coping tips – resources, discipline, activities 

Food assistance and other resources

  • Wake County, WCPSS and partners are working to ensure free food is available for all children under 18 throughout the summer. Find information here.

Self-care and wellness – SAFEchild videos

SAFEchild’s Laura Goulian, who works with our MOVE program, created a short video about the importance of learning proper breathing techniques to manage anger and anxiety. Find it here.


SAFEchild’s Megan Roberts, Moms Supporting Moms program coordinator, hosted a video conversation with two local therapists on May 12 to discuss the importance of self-care for parents.  We divided the conversation into five short clips. 

  • Clip 1 – What is self-care?
  • Clip 2 – What are challenges to self-care? 
  • Clip 3 – What are some self-care practices?
  • Clip 4 – How do we “reset” with kids around?
  • Clip 5 – Final thoughts – including the need to be guilt-free

Parenting during a pandemic – SAFEchild webinar

SAFEchild hosted a webinar on April 21 featuring parenting experts discussing how to help our children sort through their feelings about the pandemic.

  • Find the entire webinar here
  • Clip 1 – dealing with grief
  • Clip 2 – an explanation of the “rupture and repair” concept
  • Clip 3 – tips on working from home and a discussion of the five protective factors

Parenting and coping tips – dealing with anxiety and stress